Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

Editing edit forms is broken - a bug?

This is a tricky one to describe, but I'm pretty confident it's not something I'm doing wrong, it's something that's broken in PowerApps.


I have an edit form connected to a SharePoint List. On that form is a dropdown, the items property of which is set to the display the Choices defined in the list settings.


At first that worked - you pull the dropdown, the items show. In future edits to other parts of the app, the app was published and the dropdowns stop working.


Here's what's weird. If I go to the Items property of the dropdown and make a change - literally by deleting and then re-typing one character, it magically starts working again. I publish the app, it still works, all good.


But next time I publish it breaks again, and I can still fix it by literally re-typing the entry in Items.


I have a totally different app with an edit form pointed at a different list and site. When I select an item from a browse gallery I pass the ID of that row into a variable, and the Edit form Item property has a formula to do a LookUp for the item with that ID. Again, it works fine... until I make a change and publish the app. If I want to get it working, I can make a change to the Item property - again, that change being literally re-typing what was already there, and it's good to go again.


Obviously I can't keep re-typing all my formulae each time I want to publish!


Is something broken here? Both apps are in the same tenant, I haven't tried it in my other tenant yet. This has been going on for about 3 weeks.


Re: Editing edit forms is broken - a bug?

Hi davidstone,


I'm sorry to hear this! From your description it sounds like some sort of bug to me, as well.

Would you mine grabbing us a session id where you publish the app (a publish that breaks app) so we can better investigate this issue?

You can find instructions for grabbing a session id here.


- Paul C.
Software Engineer on PowerApps

Helpful resources


Microsoft Ignite

This will be a conference that you do not want to miss!


New Return to Workplace

Reopen responsibly, monitor intelligently, and protect continuously with solutions for a safer work environment.

August 2020 CYST Challenge

Check out the winners of the recent 'Can You Solve These?' community challenge!

Experience what’s next for Power Apps

Join us for an in-depth look at the new Power Apps features and capabilities at the free Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event.

Check this Out

Helpful information

Featuring samples like Return to the Workplace and Emergency Response Applications


Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (5,726)